Does life in American really so boring??!!

@mari123 (1862)
China
June 19, 2007 10:46am CST
I heard many friends who are studying in American complaining about the life there~ They said living in American is so boring and not convenient~ And they felt desperate and can't wait to come back. Does that true??
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@malcido (422)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Being in a new place is always different at first, especially if you do not have friends there. I think what your friends are experiencing is loneliness and homesickness. There's always an adjustment time when you are in a new situation, especially if the change is as drastic as being in a new country. I've lived in many places and have found that it takes six months or more for me to become truly comfortable---it would be more if the person doesn't make a strong effort and allows him/her self to get caught up in missing home rather than enjoying the new environment. Best wishes to your friends!
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Tell us more about where your friends are studying. Maybe you just need to come visit them and help to liven things up a bit. I bet they are just homesick and long for things to be they way they are used to.
@farazkh1 (1157)
• Pakistan
19 Jun 07
I never been there but i have traveled to other countries and lived there too ...... so i know how does it feels like when you miss your country your place and people you lived your life with so you cannot adjust yourself very easily it will take long time even years .....even you will not forgot your loved ones and the environment in which you have grown up and memories of your past so its not that easy ..... but i know few people who they don't miss there place for any reason i don't know why may be they might had faced tough times .......
@BethTN81 (564)
• United States
19 Jun 07
More then likely they are homesick. Also, it depends on what part of the country they are in. They say people up north are rude, and people in the south are slow. American customs are very different from others, and if you are not used to them, then it is hard to adjust to it.
• United States
19 Jun 07
Well, being an American makes me somewhat prejudiced, but I'd say your friends are homesick, pure and simple. They don't have access to friends and activities they are used to. They just need to explore their surroundings more. It's true that many areas of the US are inconvenient if you don't have a car -- our public transportation outside of the cities is really inadequate. Most colleges have lots of activities aside from classes and, unless they are in a really rural area, nearby cities should hold many interesting things for them. They just need to get out more!